Las Guias Noticias, August 2015

To Guides from the Education Department
August 2015

Heard Museum Guide Schedule:

 From Betty Murphy’s Desk………

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for August 2015

While these hot August days and nights might be a bit too warm to spend much time in the current exhibit in the Nichols Sculpture Garden, The Houser/Haozous Family : Celebrating a Century, now would be a good time to linger in the cool air-conditioned library to consider stories of the family’s Chiricahua Apache heritage.  The exhibit has been described as paying “homage to a child and a modern Indian nation through the art of an acclaimed family of artists.”  These four selections, currently on display in the public reading area of the library, explore the history endured by the Chiricahua Apaches “held as prisoners of war after their surrender in 1886 and relocated to Florida, then Alabama and finally Oklahoma” in 1914.  The exhibit commemorates a century of freedom for the Chiricahua Apaches as well as honoring 100 years since the 1914 birth Allan Houser.  Don’t worry, the sculptures will be on display until April 2016, so you still have plenty of time to take in the artwork when the weather is more amenable.  Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Once they moved like the wind : Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache wars
Roberts, David
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
Heard call number E99.C68 R63 1993

Where courage is like a wild horse : the world of an Indian orphanage
Skolnick, Sharon (Okee-Chee) and Manny Skolnick
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1997]
Heard call number E99.C68 S53 1997

Survival of the spirit : Chiricahua Apaches in captivity
Stockel, H. Henrietta
Reno : University of Nevada Press, [1993]
Heard call number E99.A6 S81 1993

 Mangas Coloradas, chief of the Chiricahua Apaches
Sweeney, Edwin R.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1998]
Heard call number E99.C68 M357 1998

 From Lynn Bullock’s Desk……


August is here, and the Shops just survived another Inventory! Now that it’s over with, we’ll start stocking up for Fall shortly.

We did just get in some copies of the paperback of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”. You might also want to check out her autobiography, “Outlaw Woman”. The lady has led an eventful and interesting life!

I just ordered “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos”, which is the catalog for our October exhibit. It should arrive in about two weeks or so if you want to be ahead of the game and pick one up. More on other Frida merchandise later… We are expecting this exhibit to be very popular. It should keep all of you busy!

We also just received the 2016 Heard Wall Calendar – beautiful, as always. Special thanks go to Diana Pardue and Marissa Groom for helping me put it together.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.

From Sue Snyder’s Desk….

Thanks to all Las Guias who have done summer tours.  I’m very appreciative of all the hours you have put in at a time when so many are missing and our student guides are working in Super Heroes. I am especially grateful to the new LG class of 2015 for their incredible coverage this summer.  They will be “vets” by September.

In reviewing LG records, it has come to my attention that only 49 of approximately 105  guides have registered their continuing education credits. I am sure this is just an oversight and can be easily remedied.

To refresh everyone’s memory as to the changes made last fall that apply to the 2014-2015 year of September thru May, three hours attendance at an education event are:

Attendance at a Guild Meeting equals 1 credit hour per meeting.

  1. Attendance at any class or lecture presented by the Heard counts as 1 credit.  For example, if you attended Linda Hefter’s  Pai class last October, you would receive one credit hour for EACH of the three sessions.  So, if you attended all three classes, you have fulfilled the three credit requirement for the entire year.
  2. Attendance on a Heard sponsored trip equals one credit.
  3. Attendance at any outside educational event counts as one credit if you just write up a short paragraph describing the event.

You can log into “your profile” and register your hours.  Please do this at your earliest convenience.

Please mark your calendars for the Ed Council meeting to be held after the regular Guild Meeting on Weds Sept 16th in Encanto at 1:00.  All Las Guias are welcome and we value your input.  We will be discussing and clarifying LOA rules and working on Speaker’s Bureau issues. These meetings will be held every other month at the same time and place.  Please join us as we work to improve our role at the Heard.

Thanks as always for all you do…


From Shaliyah’s Desk….

Hello Las Guias,

A big THANK YOU to the summer guides! I recognize a trend each time I put out a “call for guides” and I want to again express how thankful I am for all of you who volunteer to pick up these extra shifts. While I am on topic, I want to make note that next year we will have a special summer guides “on call” email list. It’s been brought to my attention that by creating such a list will reduce the influx of emails from those who are not here in the summer time or are unavailable to pick up extra shifts. We will discuss this more in depth at the Education Exchange.

It was decided this summer that the museum as a whole would switch operating systems to Altru.  Altru is a membership software for nonprofits designed to increase revenue, manage general admission, and retain members. Included in this is management for group sales and resource management. I anticipate that the schedule that you all receive each Friday will have a slight change in face, however it will still retain the important information that is needed to contact private groups and provide information about assigned tours. I am working diligently with Altru staff to ensure that the transition is smooth and that all of the services we require are met. We go live October 1st!

Oh yes! Just a reminder please update the link you have for the schedule to this link: As always I will provide it in the notification I send out each Friday.

Happy Touring Everyone!




*Please keep tours to 45 minutes.  Gallery Talks, 20 minutes.

*Please remember to check the galleries and replenish activities if necessary.

*Please rove in galleries and engage with public, please avoid standing around the info desk.

*Please obtain subs in a timely manner, not one week before.


*Please arrive at the info desk 15 minutes before your tour starts, not 3, 2, or 1 minute before 😉


Exhibit Schedule

Home: Native People in the Southwest – long term

We Are! Arizona’s First People – long term

Every Picture Tells a Story– long term

Remembering Our Boarding School Days – long term

Around the World – long-term

“The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century”  – through April 2015

“Time Exposures: Exploring a history of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century” – through September 27th, 2015

“Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art” – through November 2015

“Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century” – through April 3, 2015

“Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink, and Clay” – through October 4, 2015


Shaliyah J. Ben
Education Program & Outreach Manager
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602.251.0259 direct
602.252.9757 fax